Screen adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel which begins in the years after the American Civil War and, through the story of the Trask family, brings to light a struggle and conflict inherent in the human condition.
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1981  
Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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 Adam Trask (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Kate Trask / ... (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Charles Trask (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Lee (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Abra (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Aron Trask (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Cal Trask (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Cyrus Trask (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Jules Edwards (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Faye (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Will Hamilton (3 episodes, 1981)
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 James Grew (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Samuel Hamilton (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Mrs. Trask (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Bill Ames (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Mrs. Ames (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Tom Hamilton (3 episodes, 1981)
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 Cotton Eye (3 episodes, 1981)
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 The Preacher (3 episodes, 1981)
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Fredric Cook
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(3 episodes, 1981)
Bert Williams
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Screen adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel which begins in the years after the American Civil War and, through the story of the Trask family, brings to light a struggle and conflict inherent in the human condition.

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Jane Seymour's performance
11 February 1999 | by (East Patchogue, New York) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed the full depiction of John Steinbeck's book. Seymour's performance was flawless and possibly the best she has ever done. She is the only actress who ever made my hair stand on end portraying the scary, evil character of Kathy Ames. This is one of the best mini-series ever made, and the cast of actors perfect for each role.


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